WOMBWELL councillors have praised the introduction of a new £500 business start-up grant to bring new traders to the market.

Traders signing up for a stall at the market in Wombwell High Street will be able to apply for the grant.

The grant, which will be supported by funds secured by the South Area Council, is available to businesses that do not currently operate within Wombwell.

Coun James Higginbottom, who represents the area, said: “This is something that Wombwell councillors have pushed for and is an important part of our plans to strengthen and support our High Street and local market.”